• VIDEO: OU golfers show off trick shot skills

    Nathan Ruiz | Updated: 2 hr ago

    The Oklahoma men's golf team is heading to the NCAA Championships, and after seeing the Sooners' ability to nail trick shots, that should come as a surprise to no one. The video, which can be seen above, features Oklahoma golfers Michael Gellerman, Grant Hirschman, Max McGreevy, Griffin Pierce, Charlie Saxon and Beau Titsworth and was filmed by Luke Kwon. The group took advantage of some rainy days and cold afternoons, seemingly spending time in the Charlie Coe Center chipping golf balls off various objects in the room landing in cups and trophies full of water. Some of the most impressive shots include a Sooner hitting a ball off a wall and course map before landing in a cup, and three Sooners in a line all chipping into a water-filled trophy at once. Kwon posted the video to his YouTube channel. He hinted in the description of the video that more might be coming. He apologized for the video being shot in portrait mode, adding "We'll keep that in mind next time." OU is the 12 seed in the NCAA Championships, which will be played Friday through Wednesday at Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla. The Sooners will tee off at 12:30 p.m. on Friday.

  • Sam Bradford 'right on schedule' but not full-go for Eagles yet

    Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford is "right on schedule" in his return from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, coach Chip Kelly said Thursday. Bradford has been limited in the Eagles' three offseason team activites this week. He's participated in individual drills, but not team drills. “He is on schedule," Kelly said, per Philly.com . "We all think there’s three phases – there’s medical rehab, performance rehab, and prepare to play. He’s probably at the tail end of medical rehab. He’ll probably start throwing some 7 on 7 next week, and I think he’s right on schedule.”

  • Former Oklahoma State QB Daxx Garman transferring to Maryland

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 8 hr ago

    Former Oklahoma State quarterback Daxx Garman is reportedly joining the Maryland football program following his graduation from Oklahoma State. Maryland tweeted the news from its official Twitter account Thursday. In March, OSU coach Mike Gundy confirmed Garman would be leaving Oklahoma State . Garman finished with 152-of-277 (54.9 percent) passing with 2,041 yards, 12 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in his lone season of playing time in Stillwater. Garman was eventually replaced by true freshman Mason Rudolph after suffering a concussion against Texas on Nov. 15.

  • Everett Golson says Notre Dame blocked him from transferring to Texas

    Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    New Florida State quarterback Everett Golson told FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman that he had interest in transferring to Texas, "especially since Charlie Strong's coaching staff had developed  Teddy Bridgewater into a first-round draft pick," Feldman writes. But Notre Dame blocked him from transferring to Texas. "I would've definitely entertained it, but just knowing that I couldn't, it kinda limited me," Golson said. "It was pretty awkward, but it was kind of expected. It would've been interesting to see Texas. They (Notre Dame) basically limited me to the schools that we wouldn't play. I wasn't really surprised by it."

  • Chicago Bulls fire Tom Thibodeau

    Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    Chicago Bulls general manager Gar Forman announced today that Tom Thibodeau will not be retained as the team’s head coach. Throughout the season, it's been no secret of a rift between Thibodeau and the Bulls' front office. While it was speculated that Thibodeau could be kept then traded after the 2014-15 season concluded, the Bulls decided to let Thibodeau go with two years and close to $9 million left on his contract. A statement from Chicago Bulls chariman Jerry Reinsdorf: “The Chicago Bulls have a history of achieving great success on and off the court. These accomplishments have been possible because of an organizational culture where input from all parts of the organization has been welcomed and valued, there has been a willingness to participate in a free flow of information, and there have been clear and consistent goals. While the head of each department of the organization must be free to make final decisions regarding his department, there must be free and open interdepartmental discussion and consideration of everyone's ideas and opinions. These internal discussions must not be considered an invasion of turf, and must remain private. Teams that consistently perform at the highest levels are able to come together and be unified across the organization-staff, players, coaches, management and ownership. When everyone is on the same page, trust develops and teams can grow and succeed together. Unfortunately, there has been a departure from this culture. To ensure that the Chicago Bulls can continue to grow and succeed, we have decided that a change in the head coaching position is required. Days like today are difficult, but necessary for us to achieve our goals and fulfill our commitments to our fans. I appreciate the contributions that Tom Thibodeau made to the Bulls organization. I have always respected his love of the game and wish him well in the future.” Thibodeau was the 2010-2011 NBA Coach of the Year after guiding the Bulls to a 62-20 regular-season record in his debut season as head coach. The Bulls were defeated in the second round of the NBA's Eastern Conference Playoffs this season by the Cleveland Cavaliers

  • Adrian Peterson on missing OTAs: 'Business, not personal'

    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Adrian Peterson isn't at Vikings organized team activities, but not because he wants out of Minnesota. The former OU running back told ESPN reporter Josina Anderson in a statement Wednesday "the reason I'm not attending OTAs has nothing to do with wanting to be traded. "It's about securing my future with the Vikings," Peterson said. "It's business, not personal and I understand that firsthand. Go Vikings." Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said Wednesday at the second day of OTAs that Peterson has one of two options when it comes to this season: Play for Minnesota or not play at all .

  • Adrian Peterson 'has two choices' says Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer

    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    The Adrian Peterson saga moves on, and the Minnesota Vikings' head coach is laying down the former OU running back's options. "Adrian really has two choices: He can either play for us or he cannot play," Zimmer told reporters Wednesday at the second organized team activity practice for the Vikings. "He's not going to play for anyone else, that's just the way it's going to be." Peterson hasn't shown up for either day of OTAs so far, and is reportedly unhappy with how the Vikings responded in regard to his indictment in a child-abuse case which ultimately kept him out of football in 2014. Zimmer's words Wednesday go against the threats of Peterson's agent Ben Dogra, who's said the Vikings' all-time leading rusher would never play for the team again . Peterson sitting out of OTAs will cost him $250,000.

  • Former Oklahoma State standout Antonio Smith to sit out Broncos OTAs


    Antonio Smith will not participate in the Denver Broncos' organized team activities due to personal reasons. The former Oklahoma State defensive lineman is under criminal investigation following a complaint of sexual child abuse in Texas. Broncos General Manager John Elway, head coach Gary Kubiak and President Joe Ellis collectively decided that it would be best if Smith took time away from the team. Smith has not been charged. Smith joined the Broncos this offseason after spending 2014 with the Oakland Raider s. He played under Kubiak in Houston, helping lead the Texans to two AFC South titles.

  • VIDEO: Justin Bieber shoots at Kevin Durant with a Nerf gun

    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    What is Kevin Durant up to? Oh nothing, just hanging out with Justin Bieber in California. According to this YouTube video, Bieber was in California with Durant last week when he popped him with a Nerf gun. Seems like Durant is enjoying his offseason. Bieber could have at least hooked Durant up with a weapon of his own. Sort of an unfair fight, especially since Durant probably can't get around very well at the moment. At least Durant and Bieber got some shopping done , too.

  • A golf outing with Anthony Kim will cost you ... but it's for a good cause

    erik horne | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Anthony Kim has been mostly MIA from pro golf for the past few years, but that doesn't mean he's left golf altogether. Playing in general has been in doubt for the former OU standout, but it looks like he's getting some work in for charity. The Oklahoman's Brandy McDonnell blogged last week about the 12th Annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic, which generated a record $1.2 million. One of the live auction items? A golf outing with Kim valued at $24,500, with proceeds benefitting the Toby Keith Foundation  and its efforts to build and support the OK Kids Korral, a cost-free home-away-from-home for pediatric cancer patients and their families. Kim, who was photographed in April partying up in a Las Vegas nightclub , has rarely been seen in public, let alone on a professional golf course in recent years, but it's good to know he's giving back and swinging the clubs again.

  • Best ever? Kendrick Perkins says LeBron James needs 'a couple more titles and that's it'

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    Is LeBron James close to being the best ever, dethroning Michael Jordan? His teammates believe so. Northeast Ohio Media Group's Chris Haynes wrote that some of James' Cleveland Cavaliers teammates are among the believers that King James is nearing Jordan's long untouchable status. One of those who's sold on James as heir to Jordan is former Thunder forward Kendrick Perkins. "The only thing that he's missing is a couple more championships and then it's a wrap," Perkins told Northeast Ohio Media Group. "Right now we have arguably the best player to ever play the game. I'm just saying man. I'm not taking anything away from Jordan, but all (James is) missing is titles. A couple of more titles and that's it." James already has two titles under his belt from his four seasons with the Miami Heat. Jordan retired with six championships in six trips to the NBA Finals with the Chicago Bulls. Oh, and there are those six NBA Most Valuable Player awards in Jordan's trophy case, too. It's a lot to live up to for James, but Perkins says the four-time MVP is capable. "Just think about it, truthfully, if he wanted to, he could win the MVP every year," Perkins said. "Think about that. He averaged 25 [points], 6 [rebounds] and 7 [assists]. That's absurd, and people are like 'he had a down year.' That's crazy talk. When it's all said and done, he'll probably be the best the game has seen."

  • Lincoln Riley's arrival makes ESPN's list of 100 things to look forward to in 2015

    Published: Tue, May 26, 2015

    With only 100 days until college football starts, ESPN made a list of 100 things it's looking forward to in the 2015 college football season. New Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley and his impact on OU coach Bob Stoops and the Sooners came in at No. 79 on the list. More from NewsOK: Bob Stoops says Lincoln Riley's new offense is 'player friendly'

  • TCU, West Virginia to receive bigger Big 12 revenue shares

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    TCU and West Virginia are getting big bumps in Big 12 revenue in 2015. The two freshest members of the Big 12 will see their revenue shares jump from 67 percent to 85 percent this year, according to David Ubben of Fox Sports. The payout increase is expected to be announced this week at the Big 12's annual spring business meetings in Irving, Texas. Upon joining the conference in 2012, TCU and West Virginia agreed to staggered revenue payments. Both teams will receive full 100-percent shares following this season. Last year, Big 12 teams distributed around $23 million each to eight members, of which TCU and West Virginia only received $14 million each. The Big 12 divided $213 million between its members last year. On Thursday, the league is expected to announce future sites for numerous championship games and tournaments. The Big 12's annual revenue numbers will be released Friday.

  • Dallas' Greg Hardy’s appeal of 10-game suspension to be heard Thursday

    Published: Tue, May 26, 2015

    Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy's appeal of his 10-game suspension for domestic violence will be heard Thursday morning in Washington, D.C., according to an ESPN report. The appeal will be heard by  former NFL executive Harold Henderson, who previously upheld commissioner Roger Goodell's suspension of Adrian Peterson. In February a federal judge vacated Henderson's ruling and ended the Vikings indefinite suspension of Peterson. Hardy has been cleared to workout at the Cowboys training facility and participate in training camp and pre-season during the appeals process. The Dallas Morning News reported that an NFL investigation concluded that Hardy used physical force against his former girlfriend, Nicole Holder, in at least four instances. According to the investigation: -- Hardy placed his hands around her neck, using enough pressure to leave visible marks. -- He shoved her agaisnt a wall, throwing her on a futon covered with at least four semi-automatic rifles.  

  • Adrian Peterson vs. Vikings could see retirement card, says NFL Insider

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, May 26, 2015

    Would Adrian Peterson retire before playing another down for the Vikings? Don't rule it out in an entrenched fight between star player and team. CBSSports.com's Jason La Canfora says the leverage game between the former OU running back and Minnesota may not see a resolution soon. Peterson hasn't shown up for Organized Team Activities, and may skip a mandatory mini-camp. What's next - missing the start of training camp? Remember, following a reported verbal altercation with Vikings brass at the NFL Draft combine, Peterson's agent Ben Dogra was adamant that his client wouldn't play for Minnesota again . From La Canfora: "Ultimately, maybe Peterson gets new incentives added to the contract. Maybe he gets a portion of his massive 2017 salary -- not a penny of which is guaranteed right now -- guaranteed as of the first regular season game this September. Maybe he gets a year added on to the deal. Maybe it's a hodgepodge of all of the above. If he goes down, it won't be without pushing the issues. At this point he has nothing to lose (except for some cash, perhaps, but Peterson could always pull the retirement card if need be and remember he already got paid in full a year ago despite not having to subject his body to a game or practice after Week 1).

  • Houston Rockets Fans Play The Worst Game Of Tic-Tac-Toe Ever

    Published: Tue, May 26, 2015

    During a promotional event at the Houston Rockets' NBA playoff game Monday night, two men entered the arena to battle in the ancient ways of tic-tac-toe. For every lay-up they hit, the competitors would lay down their respective Xs or Os on the giant tic-tac-toe board at center court, The Huffington Post reports. The onslaught was extreme, the thirst for blood unquenchable, and the carnage gut-wrenching to witness ... but mostly it became sort of sad, as the crowd watched two Houston Rockets fans just completely forget how to play a game of tic-tac-toe.

  • Kobe Bryant Signs With WME

    Published: Tue, May 26, 2015

    With the next NBA season widely considered to be his last, Kobe Bryant has quietly signed with WME, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned. Although his marketing contracts will continue to be handled by his Landmark Sports agent Rob Pelinka, WME will represent the 14-time All-Star in film, TV, books and digital, similar to what it does for its other superstar athlete clients, including LeBron James, whoseburgeoning Hollywood portfolio includes executive producing the Starz comedy Survivor’s Remorse, developing the Esquire docuseriesWinner’s Circle and an untitled NBC game show and playing himself in Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck. For his part, Bryant recently executive produced his first project, the documentary Kobe Bryant’s Muse, which aired on Showtime on Feb. 28.

  • PHOTOS: Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan vacation in Cabo

    erik horne | Published: Tue, May 26, 2015

    The Los Angeles Clippers were unceremoniously bounced from the playoffs by the Houston Rockets in the second round, losing a 3-to-1 lead in the series. That's not stopping Blake Griffin and Co. from enjoying themselves in the offseason. Griffin and teammate DeAndre Jordan (and what looks like Clippers big man Spencer Hawes as well) have been photographed down in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Poolside. In the club. Enjoying some R&R. Check out all the photos here (via TMZSports.com).

  • Bears release Ray McDonald after arrest on domestic violence, child endangerment charges

    Published: Mon, May 25, 2015

    Defensive end Ray McDonald, released Monday by the Chicago Bears, has had two other brushes with the law in the past year but not been charged.

  • Oklahoma State one of 14 programs to make postseason in football, basketball, baseball

    Published: Mon, May 25, 2015

    The NCAA on Monday announced the field for the 64-team Division I baseball tournament, bringing to a close the final postseason field for the major revenue sports in college athletics. Which brings us to our annual tradition of tracking all the programs that reached the promised land on the gridiron, on the hardwood and on the diamond. Once again, it’s not many. With 76 teams reaching the FBS postseason and 24 more in FCS, 68 invites given to the Big Dance and 64 more headed to next weekend’s baseball extravaganza, that’s a total of 232 bids given to 247 postseason-eligible Division I football-playing institutions – and only 14 of them made an appearance in all three. Oklahoma State is one of them.